Lake Nagambie Boat Ramp

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AddressLake Nagambie Boat Ramp
Lat/Lng-36.78657, 145.130275
Distance115.0 km from Melbourne
Current Temp7.9 °C- Stable - Station: Seymour
Barometer1018.0 hPa - Stable
WindSW - 12 km/h
Fishability Fishing Forecast Rating Star Fishing Forecast Rating Star Fishing Forecast Rating Star Fishing Forecast Rating Star Fishing Forecast Rating Star 5/5

Lake Nagambie Boat Ramp Overview

Lake Nagambie Boat RampLake Nagambie Boat Ramp is a free, public boat ramp.

The ramp allows you to launch into the Goulburn River.

From there it’s a short ride down to Lake Nagambie.

Alternatively, you can navigate upstream for sightseeing and river fishing.

It’s a good, easy to use the concrete ramp. Finished in 2019. One of the nicest freshwater river ramps I’ve used in Victoria in recent years.

There’s a fishing tournament held here every year, around March, now. The Lake Nagambie boat ramp plays an integral role in this.  

Lake Nagambie Boat Ramp – Photo Credit Better Boating Victoria

Navigate to the Lake Or Head Upstream on the Goulburn River

The ramp is certainly deep enough to launch a boat with a draft suitable for a lake or river.  It’s not a deep river or lake. 

The ramp has a good incline. I launched here without any difficulty.

At the time it was a weekday outside of the peak holiday season.

I expect it would become quite busy over the summer holidays and Easter.

Navigating downstream to the lake offers some great fishing opportunities within the river. With lots of overhanging trees and fallen timber structure. As well as reed beds.

Lake Nagambie Boat Ramp Nagambie Boat Ramp Better Boating Victoria 1If your focus is on Murray Cod or Golden Perch then the structure in the river is a great opportunity. Many good-sized Cod and Perch are taken every year. With much of the river being difficult to access by land-based fisho’s.

If you’re after Redfin head down to the lake. There’s some trout around, too.

Of course – the terror of the waterways, European Carp, are present. With some huge specimens caught at times. While reportedly less prevalent than in the past they are still present in large numbers.

Fishing Lake Nagambie Boat Ramp

Fish SpeciesQuick Info

Brown Trout
Season: All Year Round. Has a Closed Season in Some States of Australia. Victoria’s Trout Season can be checked here.
Seasonal Note: More active during cooler months.
Suggested Bait: Bardi Grub, Earthworms, Soft Plastic Lures, Spinners, Spoons, Flys

European Carp
Season: All Year Round - Noxious Imported Species. Must *not* be returned to waterways alive. Help our freshwater systems - actively target carp.
Seasonal Note:
Suggested Bait: Earthworms, Corn, Chicken

Golden Perch or Yellow Belly
Season: All Year Round
Seasonal Note:
Suggested Bait: Bardi Grub, Chicken Breast, Earthworms, Scrub Worms, Yabbies

Goldfish
Season: All Year Round
Seasonal Note: Invasive Imported Pest species. Do Not return to water.
Suggested Bait: Bardi Grub, Chicken Breast, Corn, Earthworms, Scrub Worms

Murray Cod
Season: Fishing Season Closed 1st Sept to 30 Nov Inclusive. Some Exceptions Apply (eg: Lake Eildon Exception)
Seasonal Note: More active during warmer months. December through to April and early May
Suggested Bait: Bardi Grub, Chicken Breast, Earthworms, Yabbies

Rainbow Trout
Season: All Year Round
Seasonal Note: Has a Closed Season in Some States of Australia. Victoria’s Trout Season can be checked here.
Suggested Bait: Bardi Grub, Earthworms, Scrub Worms,Soft Plastic Lures, Spinners, Spoons, Flys

Redfin
Season: All Year Round
Seasonal Note: Sometimes known as English Perch. Can be less active in warmer weather.
Suggested Bait: Bardi Grub, Chicken Breast, Earthworms, Scrub Worms, Yabbies. Soft plastics. Spinners - love dashes of Red and even a bit of green colour on lures

Roach
Season: All Year Round
Seasonal Note: Invasive Imported Pest species. Do Not return to water.
Suggested Bait: Earthworms

Tench
Season: All Year Round
Seasonal Note: Invasive Imported Pest species. Do Not return to water.
Suggested Bait: Earthworms, Scrub Worms
*Some fish species vary according to time of year and local environmental conditions.

Accommodation & Facilities

The area is well serviced with accommodation with the Caravan Park being adjacent to the boat ramp. The caravan has its own private boat ramp, too. As well as an informal ramp if you want to heave your tinny off the trailer and slide it into the lake. Not as hard as it sounds.

Within and nearby the township of Nagambie there are a few other caravan parks. As well as a large number of motels and hotels.

There’s a supermarket for supplies. As well as some great local eating places and take-aways.

There are also several places you can buy bait and tackle. Year-round boat storage facilities and some great family facilities for BBQ and picnics.

A visit to the excellent vineyards locally makes Nagambie a perfect holiday destination. One that’s very close to Melbourne – just a little over an hour and a half.

 



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Lake Nagambie Boat Ramp Review Summary

This is an excellent boat ramp.  One of the best freshwater river boat ramps in Victoria in my opinion.

The local community have certainly earned the right to feel proud of it.

When I visited there were very few people around - so very few boats.

So launching was simple.  Fast and easy.

I re-trailered the boat in the Caravan Park boat ramp.  However, it would have been a no brainer to re-trailer the boat using this ramp.

The river is navigable upstream for some great fishing - and winery sightseeing.

Target Murray Cod and Yellowbelly in the structure.

You can easily navigate down and out into Lake Nagambie.  Where there is additional fishing for Murray Cod, Yellowbelly, some Redfin and the usual ugly, rod-bending and noxious European Carp.

Pros

  • Modern, clean and well designed concrete boat ramp.
  • A quality freshwater ramp an hour and a half from Melbourne.
  • A simple docking area is provided for post launch.

Cons

  • No boat or fish cleaning facilities. However you probably don't really need either here being freshwater
  • Parking is good overall - but a little tight in peak season.
  • Nearest toilets are in caravan park - which are private. So you have to go back to town for this.

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